Faculty of Social Work
Together, we will make a world of difference
Our social work faculty is the largest in Canada and one of the country’s most successful.
We are committed to creating and supporting enhanced student learning experiences. We are leading innovative research that addresses complex social problems. We are sharing best practices that connect us to community locally, nationally and internationally.
Our graduates leave ready to enable social justice and well-being for families and communities around the world. Our exceptional faculty members are recognized internationally for developing and applying new knowledge that addresses complex social problems.
Faculty of Social Work campaign goal
Progress to date:
Actively engaging community
Our relationships with our communities are marked by reciprocal and mutually beneficial exchanges between partners.
We actively engage communities throughout Alberta with our educational and research programs. We develop innovative strategies to support meaningful knowledge exchanges. And we create new opportunities for student engagement with social work professionals.
Diversity and differences are enriching and valuable. Our initiatives to support research, learning and social action alliances enhance our communities and inform our faculty.
Shift: the project to end domestic violence
Led by the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Shift’s goal is to significantly reduce and prevent domestic violence in Alberta.
Lana Wells holds the chair position in the Faculty of Social Work. The purpose of the chair is to work with and enhance the capacity of policy-makers, system leaders, clinicians, service providers and the community at large.
Wells has been honoured by the Alberta College of Social Workers for her commitment to prevent family violence.